The front porch of the Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick house

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The front porch of the Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick house

Subject

Fitzpatrick Collection, Robert Vosper, botany, KU, libraries, Nebraska (Lincoln)

Description

Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, professor of botany at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, left his wife a thirteen-room house and small bungalow filled to the rafters with books upon his death. When Robert Vosper heard of the sale, he and several assistants literally mined the house and transported three five-ton truck loads of books on the history of science, especially American botany.

Source

University Archives, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Citation

“The front porch of theThomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick house,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed July 15, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/5825.

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